Black marker on paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
I don't know what happened to Carolanne. I can only hopeher life has been great. I did this portrait from a very
moody photo my father took of her. I don't know how
he even got the shot because Carolanne was very sunny.
But when we moved away to Toronto I lost touch with
my former neighbours, who were so much fun.
I realized working on this drawing how much my father
loved light. He loved to make his photos as dramatic as
possible -- and yet they were about everyday subjects --
our neighbours, the scenes we lived with every day, my
mother in the house or the garden.
What I love about the photos that he printed in his
basement darkroom is that the people are very
much alive, even though he only printed in black
Have a loving what you do day.